Backe, a leading construction firm in Norway, needed a solution to improve its meetings. Leaders were spending upwards of 80 percent of their day in inefficient meetings, where the agenda was poorly planned, attendees were not prepared in advance and follow-up items were frequently forgotten before they could be completed.
Mårten Skällenäs, director of strategy and innovation at Backe, chose Decisions for its comprehensive solution to meeting management – from agenda creation through follow-up. That it integrates with Office 365, specifically Microsoft Teams, was an important benefit, since team members were familiar with the interface of those platforms.
Backe first launched Decisions for leadership team meetings, where it was necessary for more productive conversations. Executives needed to move from only giving status updates to having meaningful discussions and making valuable decisions.
“Decisions did more than give us a technical solution to our meeting challenge,” said Mårten. “It built a people-first solution that allowed us to create a process – almost a methodology – around how to successfully conduct meetings.”
Now at Backe:
- The meeting owner creates a well-planned agenda that is shared ahead of time. No more using the same agenda week-after-week or sending it 15 minutes before the meeting begins.
- Attendees prepare in advance of the meeting, often having discussions around different agenda topics beforehand.
- The meeting is canceled if there is no agenda.
Mårten continued: “I am impressed with Decisions first class support. The team is always ready to help us solve a problem, and work with us to further integrate into our processes and other technology.”
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Backe is a leading construction and real estate development company in Norway. For more than 60 years they’ve been recognized for their professional excellence and integrity, as they develop and build homes and commercial buildings for the private and public sectors.